Category Archives: challenges

HELP! I hate my job!

I HATE my job! What to do when you HATE your job with a passion! I spent time last week coaching a young professional who hated his job in a small, family run organisation. In fact he hated it so badly that the things he claimed he would rather be doing instead, covered all manner…

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Down but not out! Snail Mail! The power of the past!

Old methodologies can work! Today the pace of technological change is phenomenal and the process of searching for a new job has moved away from the more traditional methods towards online, electronic strategies. We now talk about social recruiting and there are whole professions built around the concept. Tried and tested techniques such as snail…

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Will there be an end to copy/paste selection?

Bringing down the wall of rejection. Is the end of candidate cloning my pipedream? As a coach I insist that all candidates fully understand their transferable skills and can share their success stories in any situation whether it's on a CV , in an online professional profile, in a formal interview, at a networking event…

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Women in Finance : Breaking glass

This interview with Sandra Rapacioli Sustainability and Leadership Specialist at C.I.M.A. ( Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) is the first in a series looking into women’s roles in different global business sectors. Sandra Rapacioli is responsible for producing and promoting thought leadership within C.I.M.A., with a special interest in the progression of women into senior…

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Moving on from bullying: leave a legacy

This post was orignally a guest post for Ann Lewis author of “Recover your balance: How to bounce back from bad times at work” Take a stand In my research for my series on the bullying of women in the work place by women, I was contacted by a huge number of women and somewhat…

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Is having a Plan B a compromise?

No not at all One interesting debate is always centred around having a Plan B. There are those that think that this is a fallback position that softens resolve and dilutes ambition. It’s a compromise. There are those who believe that having a plan B is absolutely necessary. Or even as James Yorke says ”…

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How divorce impacts executive search strategies

Does the traditional nuclear family facilitate our talent management strategies? One of the areas that anyone involved in the hiring process is not allowed to explore is the marital / relationship status of any potential candidates. I am completely supportive of this, but with the caveat that it is impossible to separate a significant part…

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Trapped! Women and the smiling myth

Or why does no one write books about men not smiling enough? Click To Tweet A few weeks ago I wrote a post “10 ways women supposedly sabotage their careers“. It sparked some heated discussion. The 10 ways were lifted somewhat unceremoniously by Citibank’s Diversity Department, from the book Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner…

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gender related management training

A case for gender related management training

Let’s stop being trapped by political correctness. Do men and women need gender related management training? I think so This post was originally written as a guest post for Tanveer Naseer, a business coach who works with small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop new strategies for growth and development A number of spin off issues came from…

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Is coaching elitist?

Why I don’t think so Over the past  few months, I have received a number of emails from individuals who believe that coaches in general (and that includes me) are aiming the content of their blogs, articles and programmes at people who are already successful, but are somehow just temporarily, and somewhat inconveniently, experiencing a little glitch on the golden…

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